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THE TITLE OF THIS SERIES IS LITERALLY “SAVE THE WHITE PEOPLE”“Save the Pearls” is a vanity published YA novel trying to bill itself as the next “The Hunger Games.” The publisher says that “‘Save the Pearls turns the tables on racism.’”
It uses blackface as a plot device.
In author Victoria Foyt’s futuristic world, no one wants to mate with white people—or “pearls”—considered to be the ugliest humans oppressed by people of color. In order to survive, they must put on blackface make up to be attractive to the ruling class of “coals.” Hoyt explains: “their stunningly dark skin that carries the greatest amount of melanin…makes them the strongest, most powerful race alive.” The protagonist is a white girl who must smear her face with “midnight luster” make up in order to protect herself from radiation and in order to look beautiful to the oppressive “coals” in hopes that they will mate with her.The rule in Eden’s post-apocalyptic world is: the darker the skin, the higher the mate-rate. Other factors calculated into one’s mate-rate include wealth or employment status. For example, Ronson Bramford, a handsome Coal titan of industry, is at the top of the heap with a mate rate of 98%. At age twenty-two, he only has two years left in which to mate—or else he’d probably have a 100% mate-rate. Tiger’s-Eyes, or Latinos, usually rate above Ambers, or Asians, in the future race wars. White-skinned Pearls offer little resistance to The Heat, and therefore, are at the bottom. Only a Cotton, or Albino, would be lower.”
THE MIND IT BOGGLES.
WTF is up with that language though? Those terms? It seems obvious to me that the white folks are omigosh hidden pearls! And they seriously could not find a gemstone to call black folks. Coal? Really?
This whole thing just rubs me the wrong way.
SAVE THE GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKING WHITE PEOPLE
WHAT IN THE EVER LOVING FUCK
I really thought this was a (bad) joke until Chris pointed out there was a source
Which means someone wrote an entire fucking novel about this
oh my fucking god victoria foyt shit in your own mouth until you die
“Acclaimed writer VICTORIA FOYT blends equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this captivating dystopian novel set in a terrifying future, which is all too easy to imagine”
Are you fucking kidding me.